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SWAT situation ends with suspect in custody

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Pima Street was closed most of the morning between North Craycroft Road and North McKinley Avenue for the investigation. Pima Street was closed most of the morning between North Craycroft Road and North McKinley Avenue for the investigation.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A SWAT situation that resulted in the lockdown of a preschool and two other school campuses ended with the suspect being taken into custody.

Tucson Police say Juan Ortega, 35, was booked into the Pima County Jail on one count of aggravated assault to an officer with a deadly weapon.

Ortega allegedly attacked two officers with a large knife, according to police.

Police were called to the 5700 block of East Pima Street for a welfare check on Ortega. His family said he might be suicidal. Police found him walking down Pima, which is where he allegedly tried to stab and slash the officers, police say.

Police cornered Ortega at a residence on McKinley.

Police say the campuses of Dodge Traditional Magnet Middle School (5831 E. Pima St.) and Fort Lowell/Townsend K-8 (2120 N. Beverly Ave.) were locked down to keep people off the properties. The schools are on spring break, so the buildings were vacant.

Pima Street was closed most of the morning between North Craycroft Road and North McKinley Avenue for the investigation.

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